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Boko Haram slaughters 48 fish vendors in northeast Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram extremists ambushed and slaughtered 48 fish vendors near Nigeria's border with Chad, the head of their association said, the latest violence to hit the country's volatile northeast.

At least 45 dead in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Maiduguri - At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack in northeast Nigeria, officials and witnesses said on Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

Boko Haram steps up attacks in Cameroon

Yaound - Nigerian Islamist extremists Boko Haram are intensifying attacks in neighbouring Cameroon, targeting new villages with increasingly sophisticated weapons, as the army fears more violence in the approaching dry season.

What you need to know about Nigeria's presidential candidates

A closer look at some of the frontrunners for the Nigerian presidency as the country's 2015 general election grows ever closer.

Fear of Boko Haram wrecks tourist business in Cameroon

Maroua - Tourists once flocked to the rugged far north of Cameroon for its wildlife and spectacular scenery, until cross-border raids by the Nigerian Islamist extremists of Boko Haram all but halted such visits.

Global 'terror' deaths up by 61 percent: study

London - The number of people killed globally in terrorist attacks jumped by 61 percent in 2013, reflecting the rise of Boko Haram and Islamic State jihadists, the Institute for Economics and Peace said Tuesday.

Nigerian army recaptures abducted girls' hometown

Kuda - The Nigerian army said Sunday it had recaptured the northeastern town of Chibok, where Islamic militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in April, provoking a wave of global outrage.

Boko Haram seizes Chibok, hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls

Kano - Boko Haram has seized the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok, from where 276 girls were kidnapped more than six months ago and which the government vowed to secure after the mass abduction.

Boko Haram seizes Chibok, hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls

Kano - Boko Haram has seized the town of Chibok in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, from where 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped more than six months ago, a local pastor and a senator told AFP on Friday."Chibok was taken by Boko Haram.

Three dead in Nigeria air crash as Boko Haram attack

Kano - Nigeria on Friday said three servicemen were killed in a military helicopter crash in the restive northeast, while Boko Haram rebels raided two more towns and vigilantes and hunters clawed back a key militant stronghold.

Female suicide bomber attacks Nigerian teaching college

Kano - A female suicide bomber injured four people at a teachers' college in northwest Nigeria, while the US hit back at allegations it has not done enough to tackle Boko Haram militants.

Female suicide bomber attacks Nigerian teaching college

Kano - A female suicide bomber injured four people on Wednesday at a teacher training college in northwest Nigeria, blowing herself up before she could reach her target, police said.

Nigeria's president announces second-term bid

Abuja - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday declared his bid for re-election, vowing to finally defeat Boko Haram whose rise in strength during his first term has threatened the country's sovereignty.

Suicide bomber in school uniform kills 47 in Nigeria

Tayo - A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber disguised in school uniform killed 47 students in northeast Nigeria Monday, prompting US and UN condemnation of one of the worst attacks against schools with a so-called Western curriculum.

47 students killed in NE Nigeria 'suicide bomb attack': police

Tayo - A suicide bomb attack killed 47 students and injured 79 others on Monday as they gathered for morning assembly at their school in northeast Nigeria, a massacre likely carried out by Boko Haram, police told AFP.

New video shows scenes inside 'Boko Haram-controlled town'

Kano - A new Boko Haram video obtained by AFP on Sunday shows militants on an armoured vehicle parading down a road in an unidentified town they apparently control and the group's leader Abubakar Shekau preaching to locals.

Bombing rocks NE Nigeria bank as governor calls for more troops

Kano - A bomb concealed in a black plastic bag killed several people in Nigeria's restive northeast on Friday, as a regional governor warned that more troops were needed to stem a sweeping advance by Boko Haram.

Boko Haram 'takes five municipalities' in Nigeria's Adamawa state

Adamawa - Boko Haram has taken over at least five municipalities in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, its governor said on Friday, calling for more troops to halt further Islamist gains."I can talk of my entire (home) district...

Summary execution, beheading, amputation claims in Boko Haram fight

Kano - Nigerian troops have been accused of killing 16 Boko Haram suspects, raising fresh concerns about the conduct of the military and the civilians supporting the battle against the militant group.

Boko Haram mount dynamite raid, rob bank, in looting spree

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram fighters stole dynamite and pick-up trucks from a French-owned cement works in Nigeria after robbing a bank, in a raid to fund and pursue their campaign of violence in the northeast of the African nation.

Boko Haram attack town, French-owned factory in NE Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen launched a series of attacks in Nigeria's restive northeast on Tuesday, opening fire on troops in one town before raiding a French-owned factory in another, witnesses said.

Boko Haram suspected after suicide blast, prison break in Nigeria

Kano - A suicide bombing at a Shiite ceremony killed at least 15 people in northeastern Nigeria on Monday while 132 inmates were at large after a daring prison break.

Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'

Kano - Boko Haram has claimed that the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped more than six months ago have converted to Islam and been "married off", shocking their families but confirming suspicions about a supposed deal for their release and a wider ceasefire.

Boko Haram says kidnapped schoolgirls 'married off'

Kano - Boko Haram has claimed the 219 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this year have converted to Islam and been married off, according to a new video obtained by AFP on Friday.

Nigeria bombing 'kills at least eight, injures 34'

Kano - A triple bombing at a bus station during Friday morning rush hour in north Nigeria killed at least eight people and wounded 34 others, rescue workers told AFP.

Kidnapped women 'used by Boko Haram on front line': rights group

Lagos - Boko Haram has used kidnapped young women and girls on the front lines of its insurgency, according to a new report published on Monday, after a fresh abduction in Nigeria's far northeast.

Thirty adolescents abducted in northeast Nigeria: Local chief

Maiduguri - Around 30 adolescents -- some of them girls aged as young as 11 -- have been abducted in northeast Nigeria over the weekend by suspected Boko Haram rebels, a local village chief told reporters on Sunday."The insurgents...

Cameroon army kills 39 Boko Haram fighters: defence ministry

Yaound - Cameroonian troops killed 39 Boko Haram fighters in clashes with the Islamists, who were carrying out three raids on Cameroon's territory, the defence ministry said Sunday.

Bombing at Nigeria bus station kills 5

Kano - A bomb blast at a bus station in a north Nigeria area previously targeted by Boko Haram killed five people, police said Thursday, in what appeared to be the latest crack in the government's purported ceasefire with the Islamists.

Op-Ed: Me-too journalism challenges credibility

New York - In recent weeks the public has been bombarded with false reports carried as the lead stories on respected journalism venues. The claimed release of 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls was one.
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